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Infant formula shortages forced some parents to feed their babies in less healthy ways

By Jessica A. Marino, Doctoral Student in Health Psychology, University of California, Merced
Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California, Merced
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One third of families who relied on formula to feed their babies during the COVID-19 pandemic were forced by severe infant formula shortages to resort to suboptimal feeding practices that can harm infant health, according to our research published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition.

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